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Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

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Address: Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 7221 3013101
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:30 - 14:00
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The town's popular 19th-century performance hall has served as the home to...

The town's popular 19th-century performance hall has served as the home to the same acting troupe since 1918.

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Try it once, and you will always revisit.

It is one of the biggest concert/opera houses in Germay (about 2500 seats). The quality of productions extemely high very often with world stars. The palce itself is an old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
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trondheim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It is one of the biggest concert/opera houses in Germay (about 2500 seats). The quality of productions extemely high very often with world stars. The palce itself is an old railways station, rebuilt, it functions even though the auditorium is rather flat, but most seats have a good view.. There are lots of space availabe for the breaks. Restaurants and... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Baden Baden and its Festspielhaus. Gergiev and the Marinsky Orchestra gave excellent performances in Beethoven and Brahms concerts. We particularly liked the choice of concert program that gave us three major works, a symphony, a violin concerto, and a piano concerto, on each of the two nights. All Beethoven/Brahms, not adulterated by lesser composers. Truly enjoyable... More 

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Baden-Baden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

The new Festspielhaus is a place with antique and modern building. The entrance is the old railway station and the new opera house is one of the best modern stage.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to see a wonderful performance of Tristan & Isolde. Great acoustics, comfortable seats, excellent sight lines (but we did have good seats in the stalls), helpful and friendly foyer and bar staff. And a good number of ladies loos so no queuing required! A very good experience all round. They seem to get amazing orchestras, singers and... More 

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Somerset, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The Festspielhaus is in the original train station building, but with a modern auditorium built on behind the interesting 19th Century facade. This is one of the leading concert halls in Germany, & the only one funded entirely privately, and it attracts international stars of music and ballet. We booked online from the UK to see the violinist Midori and... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

A visit to Baden-Baden is not complete without a visit to the stellar Festspielhaus, a modern 2500-seat theater nicely grafted onto the rear of what was once the Baden-Baden Bahnhof. The grandiose edifice of the old station holds reception and ticketing spaces, and gives way to a large cube that hosts top-drawer musical events. Our seats in the fourth row... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

A great stop to a hectic travel. Nice time to immerse and loosen the shoelaces. Try the local flavor and feel the weather into the skin regardless of the time of year

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

In Baden Baden for the Easter Festival I had booked tickets which at somewhere like Glyndebourne or Covent Garden would be fine, but in the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus were not fine. Very high up and on the side of the theatre where you had to lean right forward or you couldn't see the stage at all. The less expensive seats at... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

A short walk from the centre of the town. Good auditorium with good acoustics. Easy to book - we did it online and collected the tickets before the concert, no problem. Very comfortable seats. Serves swanky bites to eat and posh drinks, but rather expensive.

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Greve
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

The auditorium, built on the site of the old railway-station, parts of which it incorporates, is an architectural marvel. The artists -- at least at the summer festival -- are usually the Marinsky ensemble from St. Petersburg, under star conductor Valery Gergiev. The programmes are often (but not always) Russian inspired: eg. this past July we had Verdi's Requiem and... More 

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